AUT takes over Business Support Awards

Entries have opened for the Excellence in Business Support Awards, now owned by the Business School at AUT.

Entries have opened for the Excellence in Business Support Awards, now owned by the Business School at AUT.

Now in their seventh year, the Excellence in Business Support Awards recognise excellence in the field of business support in New Zealand.

Founder Sarah Trotman has been appointed director of business relations at AUT Business School and will oversee the awards in 2012.

AUT Business School dean Dr Geoff Perry said: “These awards are a great way for AUT to celebrate the businesses that contribute to the economic and social development of our region, allow AUT to get closer to commerce, and be a real part of the changing world of business.”

The annual awards ceremony, which will take place in October this year, is attended by more than 600 of the country’s business leaders. The prime minister has also attended in previous years.

Organisations can enter the awards across a number of categories, including:
Business < $5m turnover – Management Services
Business < $5m turnover – Sales and Marketing
Business < $5m turnover – Technology
Business < $5m turnover – Accounting and Finance
Business $5m - $10m turnover
Large Business
Not for Profit

The Supreme Award is chosen from the category winners and previous recipients include The National Bank of New Zealand, Sir Stephen Tindall’s KEA (Kiwi Expats Abroad), Ministry of Economic Development and Designworks.

Evaluation of all awards will be overseen by The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation, including evaluators from the management department in the Business School.

Entries close on June 1; see

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